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UMEME Unveils One Year Development Plan

Babungi says the projects are aimed at boosting the country’s innovative youth who can best sustain their enterprises through constant power supply.
The managing director of UMEME LTD, Selestino Babungi. file photo.

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Power Distributors Umeme Limited, has unveiled its 300 billion Shillings development plan for the 2020/2021 financial year. 

Umeme MD, Selestino Babungi disclosed this while addressing journalists shortly after inspecting the newly refurbished Shillings 2.6 billion Iganga-Bugiri power line on Thursday.  

He revealed that under the development plan, they intend to introduce prepaid meters for over 180,000 customers throughout the country and increase the number of transmitters in the newly created town councils and first growing towns with dense populations.  

Babungi says the projects are aimed at boosting the country’s innovative youth who can best sustain their enterprises through constant power supply.

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Babungi asked communities to avoid vandalising electricity installations, which he says frustrates efforts of expanding their client base since they have to divert funds to refurbishment bills.

Speaking at the same gathering, Justine Lumumba Kasule, the Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party, encouraged residents to start cottage projects to create employment for the idle youthful population.

 

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Bumali Luba, the Bugiri mayor asked UMEME to consider reducing power tariffs so as to foster growth of small scale enterprises.      

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